To have good ethical practice within counselling it is important that there are boundaries and contracts in place that are agreed to and understood by both the counsellor and the client.
At the start of each new counselling session it is important that a contract is set out between the client and …show more content…
Once it has been identified, the therapist can ask the client what her feelings are toward the therapist and examine the feelings the client has and how they relate to unconscious motivations, desires, or fears. ( 1997. Handbook of Counselling. 2 Edition. Routledge. ) page 510
Such issues include, dual relationships which is unacceptable, the counsellor is there to counsel and the client is there to be counselled and this is the way it must remain, the counsellor must by no means make a self-disclosure to the client. If the counsellor feels they have something to disclose than they must see a counsellor themselves. It is important that the counsellor does not discuss the counselling session to anyone other than their supervisor but at the same time understands the need to break confidentiality when they feel that the client is in direct harm or have done something that needs reporting to other authorities. The counsellor is in their right to inform the client that they cannot keep the confidentiality on the particular piece of information being shared. Before a counselling session starts it is important that the client understands confidentiality. To be able to understand this the counsellor must explain to the client that anything they say within the sessions will remain confidential unless there is a risk of the